Marissa Meyer (left) and Tochi Onyebuchi (right)

Marissa Meyer (left) and Tochi Onyebuchi (right)

Photos by: Julia Scott (left), Tochi Onyebuchi (right)

Deadly Magic: Vengeance, Justice, and Destiny – a discussion on fantasy writing and craft from the 2018 Portland Book Festival.

Secrets, magic, and extraordinary powers run through two fantastical YA series. Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles, presents a new world in the Renegades series. Book two, Archenemies, finds Nova, our heroine, confronted with the possible destruction of Gatlon City and the world as she knows it. In Tochi Onyebuchi’s debut series,Beasts Made of Night,” a young man, Taj, finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy. The sequel, “Crown of Thunder,” has Taj on the run and questioning his true identity. Moderated by Alicia Tate of Multnomah County Library

Bio:

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of “The Lunar Chronicles” series, as well as the “Wires and Nerve” graphic novels and “The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book.” Her first stand-alone novel, “Heartless,” was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She visited the Portland Book Festival with “Archenemies,” the fiercely awaited second installment of her Renegade Trilogy, after the New York Times-bestselling “Renegades.”

Tochi Onyebuchi holds a BA from Yale, an MFA in screenwriting from Tisch, a master’s degree in global economic law from L’institut d’études politiques, and a JD from Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction and Ideomancer, among other places. His most recent book is “Crown of Thunder” (Beasts Made of Night #2). Tochi resides in Connecticut, where he works in the tech industry.

Alicia Tate is a Multnomah County librarian with a focus on teen librarianship. Alicia graduated from the Information School at the University of Washington. As a member of the My Librarian service at the Multnomah County Library, she offers reading recommendations focused on YA fiction and graphic novels, especially in the genres of horror and scientific fiction.